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Ask WNZ: Who Gets Drafted From NXT?

This is perhaps the trickiest question heading into the split. Who -if anyone- should be drafted from NXT to the main roster?

Dorathy Gass:

I’m going to focus on the women’s division, because at the end of the day, splitting them up will significantly downsize each group, in each brand. I counted twelve female wrestlers on the roster (Charlotte, Alicia Fox, Natalya, Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks, Summer Rae, Naomi, Tamina, Eva Marie, Dana Brook; as well as two women that are out on injury, Nikki Bella and Emma). Now, I did not count Stephanie McMahon in this group, or commentators, as they are not involved in action (for the most part); nor did I count Lana or Maryse, as they are managers (and while that could change post-draft, for now, I will not include them). With Charlotte, as champion, appearing on both shows, the divas division needs a bit of a beef up, with seemingly only five or so women on each brand. Obvious choice for NXT call up is Bailey. She’s clearly ready, has the fan base behind  her, and well, its time. Other choices? Well, I love Nia Jax: she really has a look, like no other female on the roster right now. I love her aggression, and brute, and I’d love to see her on the main roster. Another female that might be ready is Asuka, who again, has a unique look and character as well. Lastly, who wouldn’t like to see Carmella join her boys on the main roster? Alexa Bliss might be ready for a call up as well. I hope we weren’t only suppose to pick ‘one’ superstar …

John Deegan:

On one hand, I kind of hope none of the NXT roster gets pillaged, but I know there are several who are ready, or ready enough, and so my hopes won’t matter.

That being said, I think the women’s division is perhaps the safest. Carmella could go, if they feel her boys need a valet, but Enzo (and Cass) are so good on the mic, I can’t say they’ve missed her. Outside of Bayley, Asuka and Nia Jax, the women’s division has been raided a bunch over the last year, so it needs to grow again.

I think the obvious ones are the vets, like Samoa Joe, Finn Balor, Austin Aries and Nakamura. I think any or all of them would make outstanding additions to the roster, and are quite ready. But, as cool as it might be to see them move up, there is something to be said for the random, unannounced debuts, which the draft might take away from somewhat, but clearly it’s not that big of a deal that it would make them not be drafted. We’ve all heard the rumors that there will be several NXT names moving up, so we know things will look different in NXT in a couple weeks, just as it will look different for all other shows.

 Joseph Lisnow:

Based off reports, it sounds like WWE is going to purge their NXT roster. The NXT crew is full of talented stars, but some are overdue for their time on the main roster. Bayley and Finn Balor are the top two names that come to mind. Bayley could have joined during the Divas Revolution but a hand injury delayed the big debut. If Sasha Banks doesn’t win the Women’s Championship, then Bayley is the only person who makes sense. Balor’s name has been going around for months and really heated up when The Club was created. Balor could easily join The Club, or WWE could have the former NXT Champion side with Cena and challenge the stable of his old friends.

There are talented people like Samoa Joe, Austin Aries and Nia Jax; though WWE needs to be careful and not leave NXT without names that draw fans. The three names mentioned will likely get their chance, just not this month.

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  • IM MAD JOHNSON #NewNation

    I’m really hoping they call up Austin Aries, Joe, and Balor and for the love of God send BumMan to NXT


      I’d rather see Nunzio of the F.B.I VS Amish Roadkill in a 3 hour iron man match,than Boreman Lames on my TV again.

      • IM MAD JOHNSON #NewNation

        Agreed. ???

  • Si Nicholls

    Can’t belive Dorathy forgot about Paige

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